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Tibetan Advocate Held in Secret for Weeks in China, Charged with ‘Inciting Separatism’

Tibetan Advocate Held in Secret for Weeks in China, Charged with ‘Inciting Separatism’

A Tibetan entrepreneur has been held in secret for weeks by Chinese authorities. Tashi Wangchuk, 30, is not a murderer, he is not a thief; he is not a violent offender of any sort. No, Mr. Tashi is actually a fierce advocate for bilingual schools across the Tibetan regions of China – and this apparently […]

China’s Biggest Press Conference Paints Distorted Picture of the Country

China’s Biggest Press Conference Paints Distorted Picture of the Country

Although 90 percent of China’s population is ethnic Han, the ruling communist party also represents 55 minority groups. Their delegates were present at this year’s National People’s Congress, the government’s biggest press conference. For your convenience, questions by the press are vetted beforehand. Even though the regions housing these minorities face serious issues and ethnic […]

Tibetan Monk Facing Two Years in Jail Over Dalai Lama Photo

Tibetan Monk Facing Two Years in Jail Over Dalai Lama Photo

A Tibetan monk has been sentenced to two years in jail for sharing a photo of the exiled Dalai Lama, according to sources who spoke with Radio Free Asia.org. Gomar Choephel, 47, was sentenced on Feb. 17 by the People’s Intermediate Court in the Malho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, a local source told RFA. The source, […]

HK Police Search for 100 More Mong Kok Rioters

HK Police Search for 100 More Mong Kok Rioters

Each year, the Lunar New Year is a time of ultimate celebration all across Asia (and the globe). However, this year in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, the festivities were replaced by a night of violence and rioting.  The chaos erupted out of this year’s government crackdown on unlicensed street hawkers during the holidays.  Hostility rose […]

Indian Police Accuse China of Assassination Plot on the Dalai Lama

Indian Police Accuse China of Assassination Plot on the Dalai Lama

China deployed “well-trained female agents” to assassinate the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, according Indian police cited by the state’s media. The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday rejected these claims and Beijing has accused police in India of “framing” China. The official website of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) also denied the allegations. Nonetheless, India is […]

Adventure and Rock-N-Roll Invades India

Adventure and Rock-N-Roll Invades India

Billed as India’s first “Adventure and Rock-n-Roll Fest,” the Orange Festival brought energy and excitement to an unlikely place. More than 2,500 people together at Dambuk just 186 miles from the Chinese border at the southern tip of Tibet. Here in Arunachal Pradesh state, thousands of soldiers are deployed due to regional instability and border […]

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Tibet and Comes Home with a Distorted Picture of the Truth

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Tibet and Comes Home with a Distorted Picture of the Truth

When former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a surprise congressional delegation to Tibet last month, the Chinese government took major steps to mask its repression of Tibetan sentiment on the ground while framing an orchestrated reality for the visiting parties. Chinese media in Tibet reported that Pelosi “highly praised” the “progress” the ruling Communist Party […]

China Launches Massive Surveillance Program on Streets of Tibet

China Launches Massive Surveillance Program on Streets of Tibet

The ancient site of Barkhor in the Tibetan capital often served as a battlefield between Chinese security forces and Tibetans. Today, it’s considered one of the safest places in China. Beijing attributes that peace to a vast on-the-ground surveillance and security network, which it calls “grid management.” According to Chinese state-run media, the government’s program […]

What Lies Ahead for China-Taiwan-Tibet Relations?

What Lies Ahead for China-Taiwan-Tibet Relations?

The historic meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou raised plenty of questions about future relations between the two sides, but another major player that kept an eye on the meeting was the Tibet government in exile. Chinese-Taiwanese-Tibetan relations have undergone vast changes since 1981, when Beijing issued both propositions to […]

Tibet Could Be the Opportunity Xi Jinping Needs

Tibet Could Be the Opportunity Xi Jinping Needs

The political and economical drama from China are stirring the international silence. People and the leaders from countries like the US and EU are fretting over the question of the security of both business and men. The world is witnessing how the expression of Tibet in writing and speech is troubling the people and leading […]

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